Re: Extending my question. Was: The relational model and relational algebra - why did SQL become the industry standard?

From: Lauri Pietarinen <>
Date: 10 Mar 2003 11:24:40 -0800
Message-ID: <> (Jan Hidders) wrote in message > Well, your specific example involves recognizing that duplicate elimination
> is not necessary in the view. That was something that was researched as
> (relatively) recently as 1994:

The subject has been covered even earlier in a paper by Hugh Darwen published in Relational Database Writings 1989-1991. The name of the paper is "The Role of Functional Dependence in Query Decomposition". It provides an algorithm for deriving all candidate keys from a relational expression (or view).

Lauri Pietarinen Received on Mon Mar 10 2003 - 20:24:40 CET

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